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Singapore inflation rebounds to 1.2% in March

Published on Apr 23, 2014 1:00 PM
 
The prices of food, recreation, housing, education and healthcare all rose in March from a year ago, according to data released on Wednesday by the Singapore Department of Statistics. -- FILE PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

SINGAPORE - Inflation in Singapore jumped to 1.2 per cent last month, rebounding from a four-year low of 0.4 per cent in February.

The prices of food, recreation, housing, education and healthcare all rose in March from a year ago, according to data released on Wednesday by the Singapore Department of Statistics.

But the costs of clothing and footwear, transport, and communication were lower in the period.

Core inflation, which excludes the costs of private road transport and accommodation, also accelerated to 2 per cent in March, from 1.6 per cent in February.

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